America's Got Talent: Live From Newark
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NEWARK, N.J. (WHDH) -- It's not live from New York, but live from Newark
Monday night, as "America’s Got Talent" moves into the live phase of its competition.
The survivors of last week's Vegas shows continue down the road to a potential $1 million, and Monday night they’ll be after your vote.
"You've kind of dealt with all the pressure of Vegas week, so you almost feel like if you can face this, there's nothing you really can't," Edon, a contestant, said.
It's a change of venue for the live shows this season, moving from Los Angeles to Newark’s Performing Arts Center.
"East coast people aren't jaded; They don't get a lot of TV tapings, as many as we do in LA,” Howie Mandel said. “That excitement level and that electricity transforms the show into a much more fun, energetic, bigger show."
It's an energy the acts are ready to embrace. The challenge, as the judges often say, is contestants stepping up their game.
"How we stepped it up for Vegas is, we went a little bigger. I think from this point on, it's being more innovative with the art form," contestant David Garibaldi said.
However they do it, it's all aimed at earning America’s vote.
The first 12 of the 48 contestants will be performing Monday night. On Tuesday night’s show, some of those first dozen acts will be eliminated.
The process continues next Tuesday with the next dozen performers.